By: Emily Murray, Jessie Moore and Victoria Kiefer
Edited by Christine Keller
Principal Investigators: Mark A. Hill with Christine Keller
Reports of Investigation 77, Volume 1 and 2, Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Ball State University

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The Applied Archaeology Laboratories (AAL) at Ball State University conducted a data enhancement project for archaeological resources in Montgomery County, Indiana, for an FY2010 Historic Preservation Fund Grant (Grant #18-10-21921-9). This Historic Preservation Fund grant project investigated the archaeological resources of Montgomery County, Indiana with a focus on the Sugar Creek Valley and the northern half of the county.  Approximately 915 acres (370.3 hectares) of agricultural land were surveyed and 220 new archaeological sites were recorded.  The survey recovered 372 prehistoric artifacts and 1,329 historic artifacts from 16 parcels of land within Montgomery County.  Cultural periods that are represented in the artifact assemblage include Early Archaic, Middle Archaic, Late Archaic, Early Woodland, Middle Woodland and Late Woodland/ Prehistoric components that were decameter from the precontract era.  The average site density recorded for the project area for precontract sites was one site per 5.4 acres.